Big Bang holds the top: Numeris

The CTV comedy held the top spot, but saw its average audience drop slightly, with the gap narrowing between it and the second-place Good Doctor.

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The Big Bang Theory once again carried the week for ratings for its third episode of the season, although its average-minute audience fell slightly from the second week. The comedy on CTV took the top spot in Canada for the week of Oct. 9 to 15 for the highest average-minute audience of all single-night broadcasts, according to Numeris.

Its average audience of 2.96 million fell slightly from last week’s 3.11 million.

It was followed by another CTV series, new drama The Good Doctor, which has sat comfortably in the top-five since its premiere three weeks ago (The Good Doctor grew its average audience slightly to 2.68 million up from 2.65 million). In most markets, The Big Bang Theory was the big winner, but The Good Doctor managed to take the lead in Vancouver and Montreal.

Filling out the top five nationally were Global’s Survivor with 2.09 million viewers, NCIS with 2.074 million, and CBC’s broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada, which pulled in 2.071 million viewers.

Big Bang‘s prequel series, Young Sheldon, which opened its season last month with 3.56 million viewers and came in a close second behind its predecessor, won’t return to the airwaves for a second time until Nov. 2.

In the Francophone market, TVA’s reality competition series La voix junior continued to lead the pack for the fourth straight week, rising to 1.92 million from last week’s 1.85 million.


1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Monday at 8 p.m. – 2.96 million viewers
2. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m. – 2.68 million viewers
3. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m. – 2.09 million viewers
4. NCIS on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m. – 2.074 million viewers
5. Hockey Night in Canada on CBC Saturday at 7:08 p.m.: 2.071 million viewers

Montreal (Anglophone)

1. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m. – 125,000 viewers
2. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Monday at 8 p.m. – 111,000 viewers
3. This Is Us on CTV Tuesday at 9 p.m. – 97,000 viewers
4. Grey’s Anatomy on CTV Thursday at 8:00 p.m. – 81,000 viewers
5. The Gifted on CTV Monday at 9 p.m. – 80,000 viewers

Quebec (francophone)

1. La voix junior on TVA Sunday at 7 p.m. – 1.92 million viewers
2. Unité 9 on SRC Tuesday at 8 p.m. – 1.59 million viewers
3. L’Échappée on TVA Monday at 8 p.m. – 1.35 million viewers
4. La vraie nature on TVA Sunday at 9:03 p.m.: 1.182 million viewers
5. Boomerang on TVA Monday at 7:30 p.m. – 1.18 million viewers


1. Hockey Night In Canada on CBC Saturday at 7:22 p.m.– 708,000 viewers
2. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Monday at 8 p.m. – 693,000 viewers
3. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10:00 p.m. – 570,000 viewers
4. Bull on Global Tuesday at 9 p.m. – 466,000 viewers
5. NHL Hockey on Sportsnet Wednesday at 7:18 p.m. – 463,000 viewers


1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Monday at 9 p.m.: 148,000 viewers
2. Hockey Night In Canada on CBC Saturday at 7:59 p.m.: 132,000 viewers
3. Star Trek: Discovery on Space Sunday at 8 p.m.: 115,000 viewers
4. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 90,000 viewers
5. MacGyver on Global Friday at 9 p.m.: 89,000 viewers


1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Calgary Monday at 9 p.m.: 177,000 viewers
2. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 8:01 p.m.: 144,000 viewers
3. Flames vs. Kings on Sportsnet Wednesday at 8:39 p.m.: 132,000 viewers
4. Grey’s Anatomy on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 111,000 viewers
5. NCIS on Global Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 109,000 viewers


1. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10:01 p.m.: 227,000 viewers
2. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Monday at 8:00 p.m.: 214,000 viewers
3. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.: 162,000 viewers
4. NCIS on Global Tuesday at 8:00: 161,000 viewers
5. Seal Team on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 158,000 viewers